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22STATUSISFTHEREx19SAx1rsttimeforeverything.RecentlytheInternationalSeedFederationwasfacedwithmakinganunprecedenteddecisionchangingthedatesofitsannualWorldSeedCongress.InitiallytheISFWorldSeedCongresswasscheduledtotakeplaceMay28-302012inRiodeJaneiro.HowevertheUnitedNationsisholdingitsRio20ConferenceonSustainableDevelopmentJune4-62012inthesameneighbourhoodBarraastheISFCongress.Itisalargeeventwitharound50000participantsincludingmanyheadsofstateexpectedfromallovertheworld.MoreoverthethirdPreparatoryCommitteeMeetingoftheUNconferencewillbeheldinRioonthesamedatesastheISFcongress.AsaresulttheUNRio20CommitteeandtheBrazilianauthoritieshaveaskedISFandtheBrazilianSeedAssociationABRASEMtochangethedatesoftheWorldSeedCongressastheyneedthehotelsinBarra.HoldingtheCongressinMayasoriginallyplannedwouldhaveledtomanyinconveniencesincludinglessornoaccommodationavailableoutsideroom-blockslessornox0ightavailabilityandairportclosureandroadblocksintheeventthathigh-levelpoliticiansattended.TheISFsecretariathasbeenworkingintensivelywiththeBrazilianNationalOrganizingCommitteeandtheProfessionalCongressOrganizerstox1ndanothertimeperiodinwhichtorescheduletheISFWorldSeedCongress.TakingintoaccountothernationalandinternationalmeetingsthesecretariatandNOChaveselectedJune26-282012asthenewdates.Gotoworldseed2012.comformoreinformation.Organizersrealizethismaybringacertainlevelofinconveniencetosomeofthedelegates.HowevertakingintoaccounttheimplicationsoftheUNmeetingtherewasnootheroptionthantomovethedates.TheNOCPCOandISFwilldotheutmosttolimitanyinconvenience.x14YwaoMiyamotopresidentofNOCandMarcelBruinssecretarygeneralofISFSTATUSAUSTRALIATHEAUSTRALIANDepartmentofAgricultureandFoodhasbredanewlupinvarietyPBAGunyidiwhichisresistanttopodshatteringandhigher-yieldingthanothervarietiescommonlygrowninWesternAustralia.Itisthex1rstlupinvarietytobereleasedbyPulseBreedingAustraliaanationalresearchinitiativesponsoredbytheGrainsResearchandDevelopmentCorporationandgovernmentbreedingprogramsinAustralia.BevanBuirchellplantbreederandseniorresearchofx1cerwholedtheprojectsaysthevarietytook10yearstocomplete.x1cDuringthatperiodthelinesweretestedfordiseaseresistanceagronomictraitsherbicideresistancequalityparametersandyieldx1dsaysBuirchell.x1cWeneededtotestallthesetraitssothatwecouldidentifyalineforreleasethatwassuperiortoexistingvarieties.x1dPodshatteringoccurswhenmaturepodssplitreleasingtheirseedx14whichcanbedisastrousforgrowers.x1cPBAGunyidiwillreplacethevarietyMandelupthatiflefttoolongaftermaturityshattersitspodsandthusthereisasubstantiallossinyieldx1dsaysBuirchell.x1cPBAGunyidiwillallowfarmerstocontinuetoharvesttheirlupincropsaftertheircerealcropswithoutthissubstantiallossofgrainx14aAnin-depthoverviewoftheglobalseedindustry.FromarescheduledworldconferenceinRiotohybridriceinthePhilippines.worldSTATUSAlookatseedindustrydevelopmentsaroundtheglobe.WhenCanadianseedindustryprofessionalswanttobeintheknowtheyturntoGermination.ca.